Under the Pink (Full Moon): Rose Quartz

Named for the wild ground phlox, or the “Moss Pink”,  one of the spring’s first blooms, April’s Full Moon is called The Pink Moon, and seemed the perfect time to release these Rose Quartz lovers into the wild. Rose Quartz Sphere 1 A great and powerful healer of the heart, a mend for our broken […]

Needful Things: Sam’s 2018 Post Mortem

I am not a positive, shiney, optimistic person, despite my best efforts. Despite lighting candles and casting intentions and reading tarot and believing wholeheartedly in the energetic properties of crystals and in magick, I am cynical and pessimistic and deeply pragmatic. I am both sides of the athame, textbook Gemini, and forever apprehensive of sharing […]

The Magician’s Stone: Labradorite in the Haute Macabre Shop

Labradorite is considered “the Magician’s stone”, and brings one’s deep magical powers to the surface. A stone of protection, both physically and psychically. The dark sister of the moonstone, the crone face of the triple goddess, awakening mystical innate energy and powers within. The ancients believed that the labradorescence flashes were the aurora borealis entombed […]

A Sentiment of Spirits: Conversations with Handsome Devils Puppets

Maika: Speaking from a writer’s perspective, interviews are funny things. Although this introduction is what you’re reading first, it was the very last thing written. It was also, somehow, the hardest part for me to write. Sarah and I had a wonderful time composing questions for Han. The hard work, as far as I’m concerned, […]

It Wasn’t Just a Phase + Occultation: Two New Fragrances in the Haute Macabre // Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab Collection + Spring Pre-Orders Now Open

Haute Macabre’s latest collaboration with Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab is now available for pre-orders in the Apothecary. IT WASN’T JUST A PHASE 7-year aged patchouli and polished black cedar with midnight-black vegetal musk, fossilized amber, Spanish moss, and nagarmotha. OCCULTATION Black velvet oudh, indigo musk, smoked patchouli, golden myrrh, and tree moss. Pre-orders will be […]

Under the Pink: Rose Quartz in the Haute Macabre Shop

Named for the wild ground phlox, or the “Moss Pink”,  one of the spring’s first blooms, April’s Full Moon is called The Pink Moon, and seemed the perfect time to release these Rose Quartz lovers into the wild. Rose Quartz Sphere 1 A great and powerful healer of the heart, a mend for our broken […]

New Sponsor: Seeking the Witch: Traditional Tales and Everyday Magic

At The Carterhaugh School of Folklore and the Fantastic, real magic – gritty, sink-your-teeth-into-it, beautiful magic – is in story, is in art, is in folklore. It’s in an ancient charm for protection against storms, and in the crafting of a poem that captures that power. It’s in the garden you keep, in the silver […]

Under the Pink (Full Moon): Rose Quartz

Named for the wild ground phlox, or the “Moss Pink”,  one of the spring’s first blooms, April’s Full Moon is called The Pink Moon, and seemed the perfect time to release these Rose Quartz lovers into the wild. Rose Quartz Sphere 1 A great and powerful healer of the heart, a mend for our broken […]

Mythical Characters In Gucci Gowns: Christopher Smith For Another Man Magazine

For the Spring/Summer 2019 issue of Another Man, shape-shifting self-portrait artist, Christopher Smith, an Instagram artist with an eye shaped primarily by fashion photography and whose bio simply states “me in my bedroom,” embodies eight mythical characters who inhabit the fantastical regions and metaphorical terrain that love must navigate in 1654’s La Carte de Tendre. Conceived by […]

How To Wear Your Longing For Senpai To Notice You

It’s a powerful thing, to be noticed, isn’t it? To have the gaze of a Fascinating Creature fall upon you, even just for a moment. Maybe that moment is a fleeting one-off, and  never happens again. Or maybe they never become aware of your existence at all. (Maybe you move on. Maybe you hold a […]

Needful Things: Sam’s 2018 Post Mortem

I am not a positive, shiney, optimistic person, despite my best efforts. Despite lighting candles and casting intentions and reading tarot and believing wholeheartedly in the energetic properties of crystals and in magick, I am cynical and pessimistic and deeply pragmatic. I am both sides of the athame, textbook Gemini, and forever apprehensive of sharing […]

The Magician’s Stone: Labradorite in the Haute Macabre Shop

Labradorite is considered “the Magician’s stone”, and brings one’s deep magical powers to the surface. A stone of protection, both physically and psychically. The dark sister of the moonstone, the crone face of the triple goddess, awakening mystical innate energy and powers within. The ancients believed that the labradorescence flashes were the aurora borealis entombed […]

New Sponsor: Open Sea Design Co

Originally inspired by the salty, crystal clear blue shores of the Mexican Caribbean, Open Sea is a Brooklyn-based creative studio that specializes in fine stationery and paper goods, and graphic design. The company was established in 2015 by Melissa Constandse. Our paper goods line is inspired by the occult, the Victorian era, esoteric traditions, 18th […]

BloodMilk Spring Sale

We are in the last days of the springtime BloodMilk sale: use code “Vernal20” at checkout to receive a 20% discount on jewels found in the “Spring Sale” section of BloodMilkJewels.com. The code will be valid through April 11 at midnight, EST. I am always eager and excited to hear what treasures people add to […]

A Mini Review: Lupercalia Hair Glosses From Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab!

Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab’s most heartfelt collection of the year is also one of their smuttiest, and there is none, they say, more tacky or hedonistic! As a bit of a tacky smutmeister myself, I was was ecstatic to receive a few offerings from this collection, in the form of their hair glosses, atmosphere sprays, […]

We Can Be Heroes: David Bowie Songs Reimagined as Sonic Pulp Adventure Book Covers

I love those moments when you encounter a fantastic pairing of properties that had never crossed your mind, but makes such perfect sense upon seeing it, it’s as though somehow you already new it existed. Screenwriter and graphic artist Todd Alcott has created one such sublime pairing by reimagining some of our beloved David Bowie’s […]

Shadow Self for the New Moon

On the last day of the Tucson Gem Show, I had hit a wall and was finally experiencing what it means to be “crystal drunk”. As fun as the gem show is, it’s extremely overwhelming, and I had hit the point where I was ready to go hide in my hotel room until my drive […]

Post Mortem: March 2019

Haute Macabre’s offerings from the month of March, 2019: A Small Offering: New Books, Tarot, and Garnet Palm Stones in the Haute Macabre Shop Caitlin McCormack: See You All In There Absolved from the Light: Black Moonstone Stacked: February 2019 Strange Optimism: Nuit Winter 2019 Capsule Collection BloodMilk Illuminated Alphabet Paramour and Psychic Armor: Black […]

Enchanted Ephemera From Moth & Myth {Giveaway!}

Life: a solitary butterfly swaying unsteadily on a slender stalk of grass, nothing more. But ah! so exquisite! – Nishiyama Soin On the one-ton temple bell a moon-moth, folded into sleep, sits still. -Yosa Buson Will we meet again? Here at your flowering grave: two white butterflies – Matsuo Basho Life, death, stolen naps, spring blossoms, and […]

Twinkle, twinkle, little bats…

There’s something especially delightful about beauty found on extraordinarily small scales. Today we’re coveting this exquisite Ivory Bat Seal from the research collection at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford. Hand-carved by a Chinese artisan in the early 20th century, it measures barely 2.5 inches tall and just over 1 inch wide. The twinkling black eyes of those two wee bats, […]

Smokey Quartz Points in the Shop

A selection of Smokey Quartz points has been added to the Crystal section of the Haute Macabre Shop over the weekend. Please note that shipping shall resume by Wednesday, March 27 on all open orders. Protective and grounding, Smokey Quartz offers a shield against psychic attack, absorbing misfortune and negative thinking. Smokey Quartz is believed […]

March 2019 Full Moon Tarotscopes from Sarah Faith Gottesdiener

March 2019 Full Moon Tarotscopes Our March Full Moon has the potential to be a lot. A lot of potency, a lot of beauty, and a lot of opportunities of all sorts. A lot of disruptions, a lot of thawing, a lot of stories to sift through. A lot of feelings, a lot of processing, […]

Full Moon Shop Update: Tourmalated Quartz Towers & Divination Guides

A small offering for this Full Moon: Black Tourmalated Quartz Points and a restock of some favorite titles, Bakara Wintners’ WTF is Tarot and Rachel Pollack’s Seventy Eight Degrees: A Tarot Journey to Self-Awareness. Find these now in the Haute Macabre Shop. Please note that orders will ship on or after March 26. These Quartz […]

Luminous Lunar Visions: The Astrophotography of Andrew McCarthy

Thou silver deity of secret night, Direct my footsteps through the woodland shade; Thou conscious witness of unknown delight, The Lover’s guardian, and the Muse’s aid! By thy pale beams I solitary rove, To thee my tender grief confide; Serenely sweet you gild the silent grove, My friend, my goddess, and my guide. E’en thee, […]

Ashley Rose Couture | Red at Night

“Red at Night,” a Fashion Presentation by Ashley Rose Couture, is scheduled to debut on Saturday, April 27th 2019 at the new Black Veil Studio in Salem, Massachusetts. This collection is dedicated to Ashley’s brother, John, who tragically passed away this past October. 100% of the ticket proceeds will be donated to John’s memorial; tickets […]

How To Wear Two Recent Interviews With Really Amazing Artists

I’m a little behind with our How To Wear series, I’m afraid–here it is March already, and I haven’t shared a single outlandish outfit! Well, obviously we need to remedy that, so I busted out a quick few ideas for you here today. OK, sure, it’s a bit of a cheat, as far as themes […]

Paramour and Psychic Armor: Black Tourmaline and Star Rose Quartz in the Shop

Black Tourmaline is considered one of the most prominent and important metaphysical stones: it acts as a complete psychic armor and auric cleanser, deflecting and even repelling negative energy. This energetic deflection and cleanse is both internal and external, helping you to shed anxious or obsessive thoughts and behaviors, protecting you from your inner turmoil […]

BloodMilk Illuminated Alphabet

The beautifully intricate analogue hand lettering of Aaron Horkey has been brought to life by BloodMilk Jewels with the now available Illuminated Alphabet series. Available in two sizes, each pendant comes on the BloodMilk signature bar link chain in the length of your choosing. Both pendant and chain are sterling silver, hand oxidized to achieve […]

Strange Optimism: Nuit Winter 2019 Capsule Collection

Nuit has recently releases their Winter 2019 Capsule Collection, entitled “Strange Optimism”. Inspired by the persistent and inexplicable notion that we must retain hope, even in the darkest of moments, Nuit has perfected the shadow silhouette. Available now, in limited quantities, at NuitClothingAtelier.com

Post Mortem: February 2019

Relics from the month of February on Haute Macabre: Le Neant: LE Release from BloodMilk Jewels *no longer available online, however you may purchase them in person at the Ritual Cravt storefront in Denver, CO or at BloodMilk market events Stacked: January 2019 2018 Needful Things: S. Elizabeth’s Collection Of Anti-Anxiety Comforts Monthly Manifestation Manual […]

Stacked: February 2019

Sarah: The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning: How to Free Yourself and Your Family from a Lifetime of Clutter by Margareta Magnusson. Because I am a contrarian (and also because I had zero interest in organizing or de-cluttering) I have been ignoring Marie Kondo and her KonMari madness for years. I like my stuff, […]